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February 5, 2013

Comedian Name Drops Jackie Robinson

Last week, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver told comedian/radio host Artie Lange that gay players would not be welcome "in the locker room".

Pretty shocking stuff, but, probably, a feeling that Lange feels "reflects what 99% of the league".

Naturally, enter Jackie Robinson.

As we all know by now, Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 and, as Lange told The Thirty Mile Zone, what football needs a "gay Jackie Robinson...and everything will be fine".

"What’s gonna have to happen is a real star player, a Jackie Robinson-type," Lange said.  "A  real star player is gonna have to come out while he's playing...and other people will follow."

I get what Lange is saying.   And he's a point.

Robinson, and other African-Americans, weren't allowed to play because of the color of their skin. Homosexuals aren't making themselves known because they fear for their safety and, in some cases, lives.

What do you think?

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